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Liberty UniversityMaster of Molecular MedicineMSCI 500The Environment and Cancer- My Biological PerspectiveCaelan HuffID: L28352446September 5, 2020Words: 599
Introduction The discovery of cancer and all of its components are an everchanging study that continues to bring new revelations with each depth. The environmental factors associated with cancer, termed carcinogens, have significant impacts on a specific cancer’s carcinogenesis. The world of cancer biology has reached new heights of exploration with the discovery of carcinogens and how they aid in tumor progression, but it hasn’t always been easy. Environmental factors are hard to quantify because they vary throughout different populations, places, and times. The “environment”, for the purposes of this article, refers to anything outside the human body that is not genetic; this will compile all of the health relevant factors into one. Cancer causing agents alter the original makeup of a cell into a malignant form that when built upon, create a compromised cell that excels in tumorigenesis. The different environmental